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Philip Oldham, Ph.D.


Tennessee Tech University, located in Cookeville, was founded in 1915 and is the state's premier technological institution, and among the top universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Tech's mission is focused on creating and applying knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness through education, research and service. Tech is classified as a doctoral university with high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Economic Impact

In 2017-2018, Tennessee Tech contributed more than $1.2 billion to the Tennessee economy and supports, directly and indirectly, nearly 12,000 jobs across the state.

Academic Programs

Tech offers more than 200 programs of study  from accounting to zoology and everything in between  across eight academic colleges and schools, awarding bachelor's, master's, education specialist (Ed.S.) and Ph.D. degrees.


In 2018-2019, Tech researchers accounted for more than $20 million in sponsored research, funded from a wide variety of federal, state and private organizations, such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Nature Conservancy, and the National Science Foundation.


Tennessee’s technological university creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service


Tennessee Tech will achieve national prominence and impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving.

Did you know? 

Tennessee Tech graduates have the highest average starting salary, according the PayScale data, of any public university in the state, and second among all universities, public or private.

Tennessee Tech graduates nearly 1/4 of all the engineering and computer science graduates produced by nine public universities in Tennessee.

Tennessee Tech is the top school for producing teachers in the state.

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